Check out our theme kits, big books, puppets and more! Download the booking form here. Complete and take the form to your local library.

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Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Homework Help
  • Test Prep
  • Databases
  • Languages
  • Adults
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Every Child Ready to Read​ encourages parents and caregivers to become involved in preparing their children to learn to read. Check out our Early Literacy Calendar for engaging activities based on the 5 practices.

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(ebook) Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

  • Homework Help
  • Science
  • e-Books
  • Teens
  • Parents

Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (GREENR) offers researchers an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. GREENR provides news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development. 

  • Databases
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  • Science
  • Technology
  • Primary Sources
  • Adults
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  • Seniors
  • Teens

Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 e-resources covering business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more! 

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  • Religion
  • Newspapers
  • e-Books
  • Primary Sources
  • Images
  • African-American Studies
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Culinary
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Investment
  • Literature
  • Local Interest
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Adults
  • Kids
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  • Seniors
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Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

  • Databases
  • e-Books
  • Primary Sources
  • African-American Studies
  • Business
  • General Research
  • History
  • Languages
  • Legal Resources
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Adults
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Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.

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  • Periodicals
  • Adults
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  • Seniors
  • Teens
  • Readers

Search all of our FactsOnFile databases at once!  Includes African-American History Online, American History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, and Modern World History Online.

  • Primary Sources
  • Images
  • African-American Studies
  • Databases
  • Homework Help
  • History
  • Government
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Teens

Delaware County Libraries invites parents and caregivers to bring their young children to a series of infant storytimes in local libraries. Designed for children aged birth to 24 months, infant storytimes consist of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes and puppets. The program is free, but advanced registration is recommended.

  • Literature
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Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • General Research
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Parents
  • Teens

Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.
Informe Académico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Use the Topic Finder—a visual search tool—to discover new facets of a topic, or use the Readspeaker text-to-speech tool that allows text to be read aloud.

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  • General Research
  • Languages
  • Adults
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Each summer, Delaware County Libraries' hosts Journey Across Delco-a challenge to children and their families to travel around the county and check out the activities that each library has to offer! For those who make it to at least five libraries, they are invited to an end of summer party in Rose Tree Park, and for those who make it to all 28 of our libraries, there is a special prize waiting for you! 

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Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids InfoBits includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press®, U-X-L, KidHaven Press™, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events. 

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Literature
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Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that help improve scores on basic reading and math, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Also available are courses and ebooks devoted to these topics, as well as tutorials on popular computer software programs and skill development in the Job and Career Accelerator.  Includes help on developing your resume.

  • Homework Help
  • Test Prep
  • Careers
  • Adults
  • Kids
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  • Teens

Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-textshort stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.

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  • General Research
  • History
  • Periodicals
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Each spring, Longwood Gardens hosts their Community Read program in libraries across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Community Read is a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. Read with us and engage in an event to learn more! Those who attend events at libraries in Delaware County get free tickets to Longwood Gardens!

  • Adults
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Extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions, lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to federally funded clinical trials.

  • Medical
  • Adults
  • Seniors
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Spans the mid-fifteenth century through the modern era. Content includes biographies, subject entries, primary source documents, a timeline, and maps and charts to provide a detailed and comparative view of people, places and events.

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Teens
  • Parents

Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child is a valuable program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers and the significance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books. PA One Book comes to Delaware County libraries every April. Be on the lookout for 2019's selection!

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The resources below require a DCL library card when used remotely.  You can get a temporary card for the state supplied databases using the link above.

  • African-American Studies
  • Automotive
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Culinary
  • Current Events
  • Genealogy
  • General Research
  • Grants
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Investment
  • Languages
  • Legal Resources
  • Literature
  • Local Interest
  • Medical
  • Mythology
  • Non-profits
  • Periodicals
  • Photography
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Test Prep
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

PathWaysPA is a non-profit social service agency whose mission is to help women, teens, children, and families achieve economic independence and family well-being. One of PathWays PA’s core services is their Adult Education Program which offers Adult Basic Education, GED® classes, and tutoring. Classes are located in Folsom, Chester CareerLink® and in Darby.

  • Careers
  • Local Interest
  • Test Prep
  • Non-profits
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers.

  • Careers
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  • Seniors
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Finished your reading assignments? Time to read for pleasure. Fill out our short questionnaire, and we'll compile reading suggestions just for you.

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Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand. 

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  • Newspapers
  • Primary Sources
  • Current Events
  • General Research
  • History
  • Science
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  • Technology
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